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Looking for your next adventure or a reason to plan one? Well, Airbnb recently highlighted its most-wished-for rentals from the past decade and they’re guaranteed to make any architecture, design, and/or adventure enthusiast swoon.

From a stunning vacation home carved directly into Santorini's caldera cliffs to a hand-carved (!) home sculpted entirely from sustainable materials, the following highly-coveted Airbnbs will most definitely inspire you to book your next getaway. 

 

Hector Cave House

Santorini Cave House Vacation Home

One look at the Hector Cave House makes it obvious why the rental is so popular. Carved directly into the caldera cliffs of Santorini, Greece, the house was originally a wine cellar constructed more than 250 years ago before being repurposed into a

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The Case Study Houses program commissioned a team of renowned architects to design 36 prototype residences that emphasized functionality and affordability for postwar living. Some of the world’s most prominent mid-century modern architects participated in the program, including Richard Neutra, Pierre Koenig, and Charles and Ray Eames

The architects’ designs ended up shaping modernist architecture as we know it today, introducing features like open floor plans and indoor-outdoor living spaces that ease the flow of everyday living. Being tasked with maximizing affordability, the architects also used then-unconventional building materials, such as cement blocks, industrial glass, and plywood, all of which would

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With their abundant natural light, sleek silhouettes, and indoor-outdoor living experience, there’s a lot to love about mid-century homes. Typically designed with function in mind, mid-century houses are more than just beautiful; they also ease the flow of daily life with their expansive open floor plans and purity of form. 

As we ramp up for Modernism Week 2020, we’re highlighting some of the top mid-century modern homes on the market in Palm Springs right now based on their history, unique features, and overall design. Just be forewarned—if you’re not in the market to buy a house just yet, you likely will be after checking out these properties. 

 

1287 Los Robles Drive

1287 Los Robles Drive Palm Springs Mid-Century

Revered architect Charles Du Bois designed this home in 1963, which

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HGTV acquired the original Brady Brunch house after getting into a highly publicized bidding war for it with Lance Bass of *NSYNC fame. The network made plans to renovate the house for an upcoming mini-series that features the whole process in addition to cameos from six of the show’s original stars. 

Susan Olsen (Cindy), Mike Lookinland (Bobby), Eve Plumb (Jan), Christopher Knight (Peter), Maureen McCormick (Marcia), and Barry Williams (Greg) will accompany TV personalities from “Property Brothers” and “Good Bones” in an on-camera walk-through of the home, sharing their memories and commenting on the home’s updates. 

Last November, HGTV programming executive Loren Ruch shared his enthusiasm for the renovation: “What’s so

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Formerly reserved for those traveling on a budget, Airbnb is now accommodating folks seeking high-end travel experiences as well. The company recently announced its new tier for travelers seeking the ultimate in luxury, Airbnb Luxe, and listed 2,000 new properties that were culled from the Luxury Retreats site that the company acquired in 2017. 

If you’ve been following Airbnb's moves in recent years, then you know that it introduced a similar tier of properties in 2018 called Airbnb Plus, but Airbnb Luxe takes it to the next level. For example, listings on Airbnb Plus must pass a 100-point inspection and average $150 per night. To be listed on Airbnb Luxe, however, the property must meet a 300-point inspection in addition to offering a dedicated trip

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Work demands, family responsibilities, and incessant alerts from digital devices can take a serious toll on our daily happiness and peace of mind. Fortunately, taking just a little time for yourself can be enough to totally recharge and revive your spirit, ambition, and clarity, especially if that time includes a super awesome treehouse.

If you’re like so many of us who feel overwhelmed by the chaos of everyday life, or you simply have hankering for an adventure, then consider taking refuge in one of these amazing treehouse retreats on AirBnB. They combine the wonders and curiosities of childhood with all of the modern amenities you need to feel comfortable, making them the perfect way to connect with your inner-child and let go of any stresses

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Nestled in Pasadena, California, Bungalow Heaven is an idyllic, century-old neighborhood that received its name for the more than 800 bungalow homes it hosts. Most of the homes it features were built between 1905 and 1925 when people in the U.S. were moving away from fanciful Victorian architecture in favor of the more affordable and practical homes offered by the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Single Story Bungalow in Bungalow Heaven Pasadena
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California’s warm climate and economic potential led many Americans to make their way west where they could purchase brand new bungalow homes for $2,500, or less if they opted to build it themselves from one of the many available kits. One of the makers of bungalow build kits, Ready-Cut Bungalow Company,

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Julius Shulman photographing Case Study House no. 22, West Hollywood, 1960. Julius Shulman photography archive. The Getty Research Institute, 2004.R.10 // Image Source: casualoptimist.wordpress.com

Julius Shulman is among the most iconic architectural photographers to date. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Los Angeles, Shulman attended UCLA and University of California - Berkeley where he honed his photography skills and earned extra money by selling his photographs to fellow students.

In 1936, Shulman was enlisted by a friend to work for architect, Richard Neutra. When Shulman showed Neutra one of his photographs of the Neutra-designed Kun Residence in LA, Neutra recruited him to take more architectural photos, ultimately launching Shulman’s career.

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Photograph by Cliff May; Cliff May Collection, Architecture and Design Collection, University of California, Santa Barbara © UC Regents // Source: http://www.pacificstandardtime.org

The resurgence of the Ranch style can be attributed to two kinds of people: young professionals who saw a stylish home they could afford, and retirees who adored the open layout and single story living. No wonder in the late 90s, a forgotten and almost stepchild neighborhood of Long Beach saw a revitalization like never before: The Cliff May Rancho's of Lakewood Rancho Estates suddenly became the hot place to buy. And, with its unique style and accessibility, it continues to be a highly sought-after neighborhood today. 

A Brief History of "The Rancho's"

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The Ranch

AKA: American ranch, California ranch, the rambler, the rancher

You know a Ranch style home when you see it: low to the ground, open layout. It feels a little like it belongs post-war and a little like you’re in a western. It looks both secluded, laid back and ready for a party. Its origin can be traced to Spanish colonial architecture in the 17th to 19th century, with the single stories, large porches, and U-shaped floor plans common to the Southwestern United States. The simplicity of the ranch home led to a revival in the late 1990s, primarily as younger buyers saw that they could afford a lovely home in then-neglected neighborhoods like Lakewood in Long Beach, or aging populations wanted an easy to navigate home with few or no stairs

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